We are pleased to announce that we have built “kitty corner” in our reception area.
So what is the purpose of kitty corner?
We all know that coming to the vets can be a stressful time for your feline friends, as not only have they had to travel in a car in their cat carrier, they then get placed on the floor in full site of curious canines!
We have therefore built kitty corner, so your cat can be placed up off the floor, away from wagging tails and nosey noses.
We have provided blankets you can place over the carrier, to help your cat feel more secure and safe and there is a spray bottle of Feliway you can use on the blanket. Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone that cats leave behind when they rub their faces within the home, which is a sign that they feel comfortable. It has been clinically proven to support cats during stressful times and reduce their stress levels.
We have also now completed the “cat ward”.
We wanted to build a separate cat ward for when your cat is having to spend the day with us for either an operation or hospitalisation, away from any dogs that may increase their stress levels.
We now have a nice, quiet cat ward, away from all the noise and hustle and bustle.
We have a Feliway diffuser plugged in at all times, which releases synthetic happy pheromones to minimise stress levels within the cat ward. Each cat is also provided with a fluffy bed and a big towel that they can hide under if they are feeling nervous. We spray the towel with Feliway as well and this towel remains within them throughout the day.
Each cat has a litter tray placed in with them and the kennels are big enough for their cat carrier to be left in with them, with the carrier door left open, so they can choose if they sit inside the carrier or explore and settle in the kennel on the fluffy bed.
We also have an examination table in the cat ward, so that we can examine and medicate the cats without having to move them into different rooms.